Companionship

Volunteer today! Develop new relationships, find purpose and make a difference.

The Center offers a variety of engaging opportunities to make a difference in the lives of someone going through life-changing challenges within the community.

Our approach to serving seniors and caregivers is relationship-based.

Email Cheryl Nickelson for more information

Location: 6100 Normandale Road, Edina MN 55436
Ages: 8+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Cheryl Nickelson 952-977-9374, cnickelson@normandalecenter.org Website: http://www.normandalecenter.org
Time Commitment: varies

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Due to restrictions from COVID-19, Children’s Minnesota is not accepting volunteer applications at this time. This application will be accessible again when restrictions end and we are able to take new applications. Check back with us again in the future!

As a volunteer at Children’s Hospital Minnesota, you’ll get to be part of the team that is privileged to care for the most amazing people on earth. From reading books to patients and their siblings to helping out at a fundraiser, you’ll provide crucial support to our patients, families and staff.

How you can help?

We offer long and short-term volunteer opportunities where you can put your skills and passions to work while contributing to our critical mission. Learn about volunteering at Children’s:

Location: 2525 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Ages: 16+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: volunteerservices@childrensmn.org or 612-813-6200.
Website: https://www.childrensmn.org/support-childrens/volunteer/
Time Commitment: Commit to one three-hour shift per week for one semester/4 months

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Provide one-on-one companionship to an individual with developmental disabilities. Provide support, guidance, and friendship to an individual who shares similar interests. A chance to give back to your community while having fun at the same time! Meet with the individual you are matched with about once a month or more frequently if time allows. The two of you can decide what you would like to do with your time together. Example of activities include, but are not limited to: movies, concerts, going out to eat, walks in the park, biking, musicals, music events, shopping, hanging out, craft projects, and sporting events. Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Crystal, New Hope, Wayzata, Maple Grove, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, and Minnetonka locations. Contact: cthoma@hammer.org

Location: 1909 E. Wayzata Blvd.
Ages: 16+
Date(s): Ongoing
Time(s): TBD
Contact: cthoma@hammer.org
Website: https://hammer.org
Time Commitment: 1-4 hours per month

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We have over 200 mobile homes in this park, and just recently opened a new community center for our residents.  The new community center has a computer lab, exercise room, game room and meeting areas.  We are looking for volunteers:

    • Homework Help / Tutors – Teachers and volunteers are needed to assist students with homework and/or tutor them in their schoolwork
    • Hope Center Hosts:  The Hope Center is a 3500 sf community center with a variety of activities, most of which are run by volunteers.  In order for the building to be open, at least three hosts are needed to check families in, be available for questions, and oversee activities. 
    • Mentoring – Having an caring adult from outside of the family walk alongside a young person is one proven key to success!  
    • Financial Donations – If you are interested in helping to support for the work of Mobile Hope, you can contribute using the DONATE link above, send a check to this address: 7800 Maple Hill Road B38  Corcoran, MN 55340, or feel free to contact us and we would be happy to chat!  
    • Food Pick-ups – Food donations are distributed around the park to those that could use a little extra.  We are in need of individuals willing to make those food pick-ups, or to serve as back-up for those who are already on the schedule!  
    • ESL (ELL) Teachers – There are many cultures represented in mobile home communities.  Teaching English helps those newer to the United States to apply for jobs, get ahead, and become more a part of the world around them.
    • VBS Volunteers – Each year the youth from Wayzata Free Church and Wooddale Church host a large Vacation Bible School for the kids at Maple Hill.  If you are interested in being a part of that, contact Bruce Droogsma at 763-473-9463
    • Computer Skills Training – When our new community center opens up in the spring, we will have need for volunteers who enjoy teaching computer skills in our new computer lab. 
    • Lead a Group – Do you lead a Cub Scout pack?  How about a community sports league?  Like art or theater?  The young people of Maple Hill would be interested in getting involved with these types of activities and leadership is needed to make that a reality. 
    • Create a program!  We know that there are a lot of creative ways that volunteers have come up with to help support the families of Maple Hill Estates.  You might have a great idea for something that could be started.  If so, contact us and let’s see if it can happen! 

Location: 7800 Maple Hill Road B38, Corcoran, MN 55340 *AND* 303 York Avenue, Osseo, MN  55369                                                                              Ages: 12+, but they can be younger if they are working with their parents
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: (Corcoran) Jill Dejewski at 763-416-0945 or jill@mobilehopemn.org Website: www.mobilehopemn.org
Time Commitment: Varies

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